The Vaude ABScond 36+4 L is an excellent toploader, with enough space for touring equipment and dslr camera. It is perfectly suitable for advanced touring with sleepingbag, more day touring or longer day tours.
The side entry makes it super easy to reach all your stuff quickly
Super simple and robust, I think that this ABS Cordura Backpack gives you fun and safety for a long time.
Du to the completely adjustable carrying system you can fit the Vaude ABScond perfectly to your body, reaching an amazing comfort.
I can compare this pack to two different ones from well know brands and I am very happy that I decided to get the Vaude ABScond. With distance, it is the most comfortable - great for long touring and more day trips.
The weight is based perfectly on your hips, so your shoulders are discharged. Two special straps at the top of the carrying system make it possible to adjust the distance of the backpack to your back, so you can choose comfort and great climatisation for a smooth ascent and tight fit for action.
Safety-Pocket: The Safety Pocket is big enough to store al the required material ( Shovel and Probe) as well as further material like a small first aid kit, skins, crampones, bivibag and an ultralight harness. So the main storage is free to handle the other equipment easily, keeping everything well in order.
Boardfixation: There are two possibilities to fix your board at the Backpack. Diagonal (the boardhalfs), or the board mounted directly at the back. The Straps are well designed, super easy to use and very simple to reach great performance in the backcountry.
Iceaxe-Garage and Poles-Holder: Quick and easy to use, well stored and safe.
On the left side you have a strap to fix carabiners, ice screws and other important mountaineering stuff. So you have further advantages for high altitude touring or glacier action.
The price of 650€ without cartridge is a bit higher, but the Vaude ABScond is absolutely worth it`s price.
++ = recommendable, + ok, 0 = not recommendable
Features: ++ (Just what you need, no useless features)
Durability: ++ (Seems great, longterm review will folow)
Vaude ABScond: Clear recommendation! Great ABS Backpack when comfort, size, performance and durability matter.
Additional safety and comfort for Splitboard- and Ski Touring enthusiasts and professionals. The Vaude is available in two different models:
The Flow, with it`s 22+6 liters is perfect for freeriding and day touring. This Avalanche backpack made from exceptionally tough Cordura® with ABS Twinbag technology for freeriding and day touring, fits perfectly to your back length thanks to fully adjustable shoulder straps. In combination with the contact back and an adjustable hipbelt, it ensures a very comfortable and stable fit. With diagonal ski attachment and front snowboard attachment as well as a stowable and user-friendly gear attachment with ice pick garage for ice tools and ski poles. The large safety compartment is easily and quickly accessible thanks to the easy-slide zip and offers space for shovel and probe. Enough storage space for a hydration system, provisions and clothing can be found in the main storage compartment which has a long zip for full opening. With a padded compartment for ski goggles as well as helmet holder. The backpack volume can be unzipped and expanded by 4 liters. This premium touring backpack combines exceptionally robust materials with state-of-the-art avalanche technology and is a true lifetime investment.
The ABScond Tour with it`s 36+4 liters is ideal for long and demanding splitboard- and ski mountaineering and gives you a plus regarding avalanche safety. This Avalanche backpack made from exceptionally robust Cordura® with ABS Twinbag Technology for long alpine outings in winter. Whether it’s a demanding splitboard trip or multi-day high elevation touring - the classic top loader can be fit perfectly to your back length thanks to fully adjustable straps. The contact back combined with adjustable hipbelt ensures even more comfort and stability in the fit. With diagonal ski attachment as well as a stowable and user-friendly gear attachment with ice pick garage for ice tools and ski poles. The large safety compartment is easily and quickly accessible thanks to an easy-glide zip and offers space for shovel and probe. Enough storage space for a hydration bladder, provisions, clothing and other gear is found in the main compartment which can be further opened using a 2-way zip. The height adjustable lid features a spacious compartment and a practical organizer. This premium touring backpack combines exceptionally robust materials with state-of-the-art avalanche technology and is a true lifetime investment.
Details Flow 22+6 l:
Details Tour 36+4 l: